Educational Quotes

  • I don't plot with huge detail, just big moments and important elements, and then I have a structure but can fly by the seat of my pants when I write.
  • The success of 'Rome' was in making the history accessible and giving viewers everyman characters through which they can connect to historical figures. It stops the story from being too remote.
  • I'm a Michael Jordan fan just like everyone else. I just don't think he's the greatest player ever.
  • Nobody makes bouillabaisse from scratch. It's all a bunch of malarkey. Even the restaurants buy a commercial-grade product. I had a very famous chef tell me that.
  • When kids would say 'Ching Chong Chinaman,' I thought they were talking to someone behind me. I used to think I was a white Jewish girl named Rebecca or Rachel.
  • The Central Bank should have a permanent window for discounting high quality securities where banks could go and discount these. It gives peace of mind to the banks. In the absence of this facility, what banks tend to do is to keep a liquidity cushion for emergency requirements. This is a very expensive way of managing liquidity.
  • There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
  • No study is possible on the battlefield.
  • The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period.
  • But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it. There are other issues - political issues, gender issues - that people need to be educated about.
  • Everyone, real or invented, deserves the open destiny of life.
  • The Women's Sports Foundation holds a unique position in developing opportunities for girls and women of all abilities to be active whether recreationally or competitively, and I'm excited to help lead the organization to impact even more lives. It is an honor to continue to build the legacy created by Billie Jean King and all of our leaders.
  • Have you ever heard of a pianist who never had to practice - or of an architect who didn't bother to find out why buildings stand up?
  • That's a hard question, because I started skating when I was three, so I don't really remember life before it, and I don't know what it is like not to work hard at something.
  • I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
  • Peru is a country where more than half the people would emigrate if given the chance. That's half the population that is willing to abandon everything they know for the uncertainty of a life in a foreign land, in another language.
  • Over the years, with hunting, I think what's become my favorite part of hunting is how self-sufficient I'm becoming.
  • I was introduced to theater by a teacher that found me when I was in elementary school. She tested me for the Gifted and Talented program, started taking me to see the 'Nutcracker Ballet.' I got involved.
  • When I visited Syrian special forces along the front lines, I was given extraordinary amounts of detail. They gave me the code numbers for the various positions they've got, told me where the rebels were - about 800 meters away in a forest. I met soldiers who had been wounded but were still serving.
  • There isn't a single windmill owner in Holland who doesn't have a second job, for when there is no wind.
  • Television? It's a gateway to writer's block, isn't it?
  • I don't really eat a lot of fast food, ever, but if I had to eat at one fast food restaurant, it'd be In-N-Out.
  • I love to perform live.
  • I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown. He played lacrosse, basketball and ran track at Syracuse. He played professional football for the Browns.
  • Each individual garment has its own customizations based on a collaboration between us and the designer. We say what we think our woman wants, and they say, 'This is what we think we can do with our production.'
  • For me, Paralympic sport isn't about being the best human being. It's about being the best human being with that particular level of disability.
  • The general belief is that communists in the United Nations come only from the Iron Curtain countries, but this isn't so. We must remember that many of the representatives of free countries are members of the local Communist parties. If you add them all up, you will see they have an amazing degree of control.
  • Spending and tax cut decisions must be both fiscally responsible and fair to our working families. I believe that fiscal responsibility is the way to create prosperity for America and secure the retirement of America's seniors.
  • My parents called me their wise little baby. I was mature when I was 4 or 5. My brother and sister were older, so I was raised by four adults.
  • That was the toughest thing I ever had to do: tell my son that his mum was gone. I was a bachelor living on the beach, but I had to pull it together very quick for my boy.
  • My opinion is that politicians should be humble in the face of history. And whenever history is a matter of debate, it should be left in the hands of historians and experts.
  • As long as there's Big Momma, we're going to bring you comedy.
  • Sanity is a cozy lie.
  • I think that a good Left is a party that always thinks about the future and doesn't care much about our past sins.
  • I am very short-sighted, and if I don't like a situation I take my glasses off.
  • I thought I couldn't afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: 'Oh well,' and I went back to smoking again, and that was better.
  • Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
  • 'Spamalot' was a blip! I've never done anything else like that, and yet it's the only time I've ever been nominated for an Olivier award!
  • If you've never tried drugs, don't. And if you have, pray.
  • Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest - then we can all die laughing.
  • The worst thing for an actor is a director that gets on your nerves and says things that actually confuse you.
  • Some days, just occasionally, when I've had just one too many chickpeas, drizzles of olive oil or chunks of feta, I crave a return to the sushi-filled joints of Tokyo.
  • Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.
  • I've learned that I can compete at the top level.
  • The songwriting of Hall & Oates is deceptively complex. There are a number of key changes that pass you by as you're listening to the song because they're so seamless and clever.
  • From this process has emerged a parallel process of translating traditional working and living values into a new political and economic power - a power increasingly based upon the strength of money and those material things money can purchase.
  • That is the great joy: to go to work with people that you love, whether they be people that you are in love with or people that you just love, and be creative and artistic and make things that you want to send out into the world and make people feel good.
  • A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.